Kids go Free to La Clusaz
La Clusaz is a commune and ski resort in the Alps, in the Haute-Savoie region near the Swiss border. The name derives from the word 'cluse', meaning a narrow path between two mountains, capturing La Clusaz's stunning location; amongst the Aravais mountains in the sunny, idyllic Aravais Valley. The town is 30 miles from Annecy airport in France, 50 from Geneva, Switzerland and also accesible by TGV to Annecy.
The 'Kids Rule' card (enfant roi) lets under 12's stay, eat and play in La Clusaz for free. As long as you make a reservation a week in advance, you'llbe entitled to this card. Your little ones will get free accommodation, free meals and drinks as well as unlimited access to activities such as archery, tennis and crazy golf. They will also be able to visit an aqua park, the Bélier Club leisure park and the Talloires and Angon beaches as much as they like for free! To check out other activities included and the accommodation to which the offer applies, visit this site.
Using the Kids Rule card in conjunction with package deals for holidays in La Clusaz, you can get a fantastic, action-packed family holiday at an extremely reasonable price. Try the all-inclusive short break for size, 3 nights in a 3* hotel at 236 euro per person. There are also some fantastic chalets in La Clusaz for a memorable stay in beautiful alpine town.
La Clusaz is a great place for outdoor sports; ski competetions have been held there for more than a hundred years and it played host to a mountain bike competition, Roc Des Alpes, just last month. The Tour de France will pass through La Clusaz on the 19th July, making use of the good quality, steep roads and incredible views in the area. Triathalon athelete Christine Hemphilll has been training in the area for the past few months and avers that the scenery and energy of the place have kept her refreshed despite her intense, draining schedule.
Here are a few of Christine's photos, you'll find many more on her blog:
La Clusaz also has a surprisingly large range of cultural activities, with music, magic and theatre events almost every night. Over the next week, there will be American Jazz and French singers, dances and liquor tasting with the folklore group, magician Harry Covert and a two day celebration of the national festival, Bal de Pompiers (Fireman's ball). Every Thursday there is the 'Big History for Little Eyes', a recounting of stories from the past of La Clusaz especially for children (they have all the fun!).
La Clusaz offers a very memorable family holiday at a low price, with endless outdoor activities and unique performances in the evenings. Watch Harry Covert's delightful performance in this video below and remember this is just one of many things to do in La Clusaz: